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Science Nation: Plum Island Estuary--Studying How Marshes Respond to Sea-Level Rise

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The estuary is part of the Plum Island Ecosystems LTER (Long Term Ecological Research). The LTER Network was created by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 1980 to conduct research on ecological issues that can last decades and span huge geographical areas. Biogeochemist Anne Giblin, of the Marine Biological Laboratory, is leading a team of researchers who are studying the Plum Island salt marshes to determine how this 2,000-year-old ecosystem is holding up under climate change, land use changes, and sea-level rise. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”

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Runtime: 3 minutes 14 seconds

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